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Karalyn Lacey

Executive Director

Karalyn Lacey is the Executive Director of The People Lab. She works with the Lab’s Faculty Director to manage the daily operations of the Lab including managing the lab’s staff, coordinating the lab’s strategic direction and partnerships, and designing and carrying out all stages of the Lab’s research. Karalyn has focused her career conducting and supporting research to inform, implement and evaluate state and local government reforms, with a focus on public safety. Prior to the People Lab she worked at Alliance for Safety and Justice working to improve the criminal justice system through sentencing reform, crime survivor advocacy and advancing new safety priorities. Karalyn previously worked at GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project supporting research to evaluate and identify giving opportunities and interned for two years at Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic reviewing mitigating evidentiary materials pertaining to death penalty cases. Karalyn holds a B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley.

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